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Gordon Lightfoot

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Biography

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr., (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who achieved international success in folk, country, and popular music. He came to prominence in the 1960s, and broke through on the international music charts in the 1970s with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970), "Sundown" (1974) and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976). His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most successful recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his "favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure."

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  1. If You Could Read My Mind  -  521,784 plays
  2. Sundown  -  301,227 plays
  3. Beautiful  -  126,951 plays
  4. Canadian Railroad Trilogy  -  98,041 plays
  5. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald  -  143,259 plays
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